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Whirlpool LLR6144AQO - Spun 1 Cycle, Not Spinning Now


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#1 This_F'ing_Washer!

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 10:01 AM

Hi,

I'm at my wits end trying to get this extremely old Whirlpool washer to work. I used it last night and did one load with no problems. I put in another load to soak overnight. Water fills up fine. This morning I pull the knob out to begin the washing cycle and it doesn't spin. I don't know if this is a "direct-drive" or some other type of washing machine...I'm clueless. Don't even know where to begin to start to fix this. I just hope that water doesn't start smelling soon. Any assistance on what I can do is soooo very much appreciated. So strange it was working fine just a couple hours ago....

P.S. I saw the tutorial on "changing agitator dawgs" so that looks easy enough to do for me and is next up after I get this damn washer to start spinning.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 12:17 PM

doesn't Agitate NOR Spin ?
Is the Washer Motor running or making any noise ?
Did you try it set to the Spin cycle ?

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 12:51 PM

Yeah it doesn't agitate nor spin. It doesn't make any noise. I tried putting it on spin cycle and nothing. I tried it on all the different settings and it doesn't do anything. I tried unplugging and plugging it back in and still nothing.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 01:01 PM

I don't know if your model needs to have the lid closed to agitate but you can try poking a screwdriver into the slot where the lid switch actuator closes and listen for a clicking sound. Try it set to the spin cycle.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 01:05 PM

Yeah the lid needs to be closed for it to agitate. I just tried the screwdriver and yes it does click but still doesn't spin.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 03:12 PM

You certain that you have power at the plug-in ?

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 03:24 PM

Yeah I checked the fuse box this morning and it as ok. After you just made that post I went downstairs and plugged my cell charger in there and it worked. Is it possible the washing machine itself has a blown fuse?

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 03:28 PM

No fuse in the washer, are you able to check actual voltage at the plug (needs to be close to 120) - has anything been done to this washer recently ?

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 03:31 PM

I don't have a tool to check the voltage, but it was working fine last night? Nothing has been done to the washer which is why it's so strange.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 03:32 PM

These units were plagued by timer knob issues where the centre would break out - perhaps you are not actually turning it on when you think you are - unthread the timer knob and see if it starts for you. The knobs were redesigned with metal inserts to prevent this

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 03:37 PM

OK I'll Google how to unthread it safely without breaking anything.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 03:39 PM

Turn the knob counter-clockwise and it should spin off

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 04:19 PM

I unscrewed it and I saw the 4 pieces on the circumference, but they were intact? I tried to turn the metal piece on the washing machine with my hand but it was too difficult to turn it.

But when the knob is attached and I turn it, I see the plastic piece with the red arrow underneath the knob turn. So it appears the knob is catching on something and turning.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 05:17 PM

The center piece of the timer knob can be cracked resulting in the same effect as if it was broken out. These cracks can be very difficult to see but will expand enough to allow the know to turn uselessly on the timer shaft. Think on these things, grasshoppah.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 05:40 PM

Hmmm so when I remove the knob should I try turning the metal piece with some pliers? Young grasshoppah is afraid of breaking things

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 05:52 PM

Take a look at the close ups in the Timer Link below, the outer skirt of the knob turns the plastic collar is what actually durns the timer drum - the threaded portion of the shaft is simply an in-out switch (off/on) with the threaded knob off turn the outer skirt to whatever cycle and then push and pull the shaft

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 05:57 PM

If machine does not run for you the next step is to flip open the console for inspection and possibly electrical testing

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 06:06 PM

Ok so I went and unscrewed the knob again, but this time I pulled the metal piece and nothing happened. Put the knob back on and moved it to the spin cycle and tried again by removing the knob and pulling the metal piece. Nothing happened. I repeated this process for a few of the other cycles and still nothing happened.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 06:13 PM

I can go get a multimeter but I have no idea how to test with it or even where I'd be testing or what I'm looking for.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 07:00 PM

Does the Timer Motor advance by itself ?
Did you check the House Circuit Breaker ?

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